1 Killed, 1 Injured in ‘Friday’ Neighborhood Shooting
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Police say one man is dead and one woman is injured after a shooting occurred at the same neighborhood where the 1995 movie “Friday” was filmed.

On Friday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told TMZ that homicide detectives responded to a shooting call around 11:30 a.m. on April 20 in South L.A. The incident happened on the same block where Ice Cube’s character lived in the comedy/drama.

At the scene, one man was pronounced dead, and one woman was transported to a local hospital where she was treated for her injuries.

Authorities believe the two victims were hit in a drive-by shooting.

Insiders also say the man and woman were in the area — near 126th and Normandie — to check out the house featured in the film.

As of this writing, the Sheriff’s Department is still searching for suspects, and is asking anyone with information about the incident to contact its Homicide Bureau.

“Friday” — directed by F. Gary Gray from a screenplay written by Ice Cube and DJ Pooh — also starred Chris Tucker and Nia Long. The cult classic has spawned two sequels: 2000’s “Next Friday” and 2002’s “Friday After Next.”

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this senseless tragedy.


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